Economic Resources and Community Development

Economic Resources and Community Development is a department unit within the First Nation. Within this department are the following programs:

· Natural Resources Unit

· Lands and Estates

· Capacity Development Office

· Utility Commission Office

· Employment and Training (Technology Centre)

· Job Development Office

· Membership

· Housing Development Office 

Funding is supportive from: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) which supports Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:

· improve their social well-being and economic prosperity;

· develop healthier, more sustainable communities

· participate more fully in Canada’s political, social and economic development – to the benefit of all Canadians. Government.

Background Information: (Economic Development Blueprint):

· June 29, 2009, Minister Strahl announced a new “Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development” that will focus the federal government’s actions – from programs to legislation to partnerships – to increase the participation of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in the Canadian economy and improve economic actions for Aboriginal peoples in all parts of Canada.

· The Framework will maximize federal investments by: strengthening Aboriginal entrepreneurship; enhancing the value of Aboriginal assets; forging new and effective partnerships to maximize economic development opportunities; developing Aboriginal human capital; and better focusing the role of the Federal Government.